Hillside High School

Weather delays disrupt NCHSAA basketball playoffs

Weather delays disrupt NCHSAA basketball playoffs

The roads were lined with walls of snow and the parking lot was relatively empty, only highlighted by a school’s activity bus and a couple large piles of snow. But on Saturday, Feb. 28 the Riverside High School girls’ basketball team took on South Central High School from Winterville, North Carolina, in the first round of the North Carolina High… Read more →

Lyon leaves message for Hillside

Lyon leaves message for Hillside

In the four years Justine Lyon has played basketball at Hillside High School, she has scored more than 1,000 points, captained the Lady Hornets and earned a 3-star rating from ESPN scouts—all while keeping a GPA above 4.0. Not too shabby. But after this season, Lyon will be gone and off to college. Playing her last regular season home game… Read more →

Hillside basketball star looking forward

Hillside basketball star looking forward

It’s every youngster’s dream to play ball and make it to the next level. Get into college on a full ride. Win the big game on a last second shot that puts your team up as the clock expires. Everyone practices as a kid at the basketball court closest to his or her house. “3-2-1,” they say as they chuck… Read more →

Hillside High School Dancers prep for new season

Hillside High School Dancers prep for new season

Band season is in full swing for many high schools and colleges nationwide, and one Durham band is particularly anxious for the upcoming season. The Hillside High School Marching Band Dancers (“Sparkle”) are ready for the Friday night lights. Students practice about three to four times a week. There’s stand practice where the ladies perform in the bleachers as the… Read more →

Hillside hosts drumline competition

Hillside hosts drumline competition

Drumlines from across North Carolina competed in the 2014 Mike Tilley Drumline Competition at Hillside High School on March 22. The competition was held in honor of former Hillside band and drumline member Michael Tilley, who died in 2005 from suicide. Greensboro’s Grimsley High School took top honors, with T.W. Andrews High School and Warren County High School finishing in… Read more →

Bull City steps up to the plate with major athlete contributions

Bull City steps up to the plate with major athlete contributions

Wil Myers wasn’t in Durham for long. Just 64 games. That’s all he needed to spoil fans, to entice the upper levels of Tampa Bay Rays management and to leave a lasting imprint at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The Thomasville, N.C., native batted .286 with 14 home runs in those 64 games before earning a mid-June call-up to the major… Read more →

Eight Hillside seniors sign with colleges

Eight Hillside seniors sign with colleges

Eight members of Hillside’s Class of 2013 signed their names to the college of their choice at the school’s Signing Day Ceremony on Feb. 6. These seniors (pictured from left to right above) were Austin Weeks-University at Albany-SUNY, Que Cherry-Elizabeth City State University, Dontavious Jackson- Shaw University, Jordyn Smith-Howard University, Korrin Wiggins-Clemson University, Jaiven Knight- College of William & Mary,… Read more →